The Girl Scouts are out in force, and it’s time to load up on your favorite cookies of the year – Samoas! Try something new this year with Samoas Moose Munch!
Dish Count :: 1 Sauce Pan, 2 Baking Sheets, 1 Large Mixing Bowl
It’s that time of year, where you have to run into the store without making eye contact with the cute kids slinging cookies! MY FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR! Not because I’m avoiding small children, I’m a sucker for their big sad eyes, and dreams of going to horse camp if they sell the most cookies. Because 20 years ago that was me.
I’m avoiding them because I already bought 5 boxes… and they’re all gone. One box in particular was sacrificed to the cookie gods for this creation – Samoas Cookie Moose Munch. Hopefully some little girl somewhere gets to go to horse camp now for my tithing.
My jeans however, are going back into their drawers because I ate half of this in one sitting. But how can you argue with sweet and salty buttered popcorn, with crunchy caramel, tossed with melted chocolate and splattered with toasted coconut?! And sprinkled even more with chopped up samoas cookies? YOU CAN’T, it’s Impossible!
Just embrace it now. Save a box for this Samoas Cookie Moose Munch, you won’t regret it! And check out Girl Scout Cookie creations of years gone by below. Some of my favoritest favorites are these beauties!
Want more ideas? For the Tagalong Lover these tagalong whoopie pies are aces! Thin Mint Hot Chocolate is always a winner, and peanut butter oatmeal sandwich cookies aka your favorite Do-Si-Dos are here! Girl Scouts is such a wonderful organization, and I am so proud to support it through buying cookies and doing speaking engagements with them. The good they do for girls’ empowerment and confidence building is second to none!
Samoas Brownie Parfait with Salted Caramel Sauce
Samoas Moose Munch
- 2 bags Popcorn, popped – use buttered or plain
- 1/2 cup Butter
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/4 cup Corn Syrup
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 2 tsp Vanilla
- 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 1/2 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, melted
- 2 tsp Coconut Oil
- 1 box Samoas Girl Scout Cookies, roughtly chopped
- 1/2 cup Shredded Coconut, toasted
Heat oven to 250 degrees. Prepare microwave popcorn according to directions.
In a sauce pan, melt butter. Whisk in sugar, corn syrup, and salt and bring to a boil. Let the mixture caramelize, boiling for about five minutes or until it turns golden brown. Remove from the heat. Whisk in the vanilla and the baking soda.
Pour popcorn into a VERY large bowl, and pour the caramel over the top. Using a spoon – the carmel is molten hot – combine the carmel and mix the popcorn. Spread the popcorn over two large lined cookie sheets. Line with parchment or silicone mats. Place in the oven for 30-45 minutes, toss and rotate the popcorn every 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let the popcorn cool for at least 1 hour.
While cooling, melt the chocolate and the coconut oil together to get a smooth, “drizzly” consistency, and drizzle over the top of the cooled caramel popcorn.
Sprinkle the toasted coconut and chopped Samoas over the warm chocolate so it sticks. Let the chocolate rest until cooled. Break popcorn into bite sized chunks and devour.